Category Archives: London Assembly

Having a Mayor: Who might be candidates for Town Hall?

Who might be the likely runners if Croydon were to reform the governance of the borough on its head and bring in a directly elected mayor? Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, considers some likely, and less-likely, candidates This is, of … Continue reading

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Tory Bailey manages just a single question for Mayor Khan

Shaun Bailey, the Conservative Party candidate in next year’s London Mayor elections, is so hard-working that he managed to put up just a single question for last month’s session of Mayor’s Question Time. Bailey, who has been a London Assembly … Continue reading

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City Hall to debate Mayor investigation of TfL role in tram crash

The role of Transport for London officials in the withholding of “critical safety evidence” from the official investigation into the causes of the 2016 Sandilands tram crash is to be debated at City Hall this week. Mayor Sadiq Khan is … Continue reading

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‘Blue Labour royalty’ steps forward for Assembly selection

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on the latest developments in the race to become Croydon and Sutton’s next London Assembly Member Rowenna Davis, a Croydon Labour Party member with a national profile, is to seek selection to be her party’s candidate … Continue reading

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‘Chilling and concerning’ rise in number of rough sleepers

A Labour London Assembly Member has described Croydon’s growing homelessness problem as “chilling and profoundly concerning”. Rough sleeping has increased by 17 per cent in Croydon in the past year, according to figures released in the latest series of Greater … Continue reading

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O’Connell’s threat to Ken Clarke displays his ignorance again

Silent Steve O’Connell, the London Assembly Member for Croydon and Sutton, is cutting an increasingly ludicrous figure around City Hall as he winds down towards his retirement to dozy Dorset. O’Connell, who is also a Tory councillor for Kenley ward, … Continue reading

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Cummings in poll position with all-woman Assembly shortlist

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on how Labour has finally got round to selecting candidates for next May’s London Assembly elections The fix is in. Labour announced yesterday morning that the selection of a candidate to stand for the party in … Continue reading

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